Cross-desktop interoperability, anyone? (was Re: Xfce Environment)

Joanmarie Diggs jdiggs at
Sun Dec 18 20:00:34 CET 2011

On 12/17/2011 04:11 PM, Ernesto Acosta wrote:

> We know that Gnome has its own environment variables,

Something I have always found rather silly for things which are *not* 
GNOME-specific/unique. And it can be problematic.

So.... What would it take to get GNOME and XFCE and KDE and LXDE and 
Unity and ... to move settings which are desktop-environment independent 
out of the DEs and into shared freedesktop standards? I've been 
muttering this question to myself for a while now. But given Ernesto's 
question and the impending FOSDEM, I'm asking it aloud. :)


Take care.

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